I have spent the past 10+ years helping others find themselves through #exercise.
Those first few moments, when I first got inside my #body, were so profound, that I decided I had to make a career out of it.
Since then, I have become #OBSESSED with getting more into my body, and doing whatever it takes to help everyone I meet get inside their #bodies, too.
Part of my work as a #kinesiologist and #clinicalexercisephysiologist involves #teaching #properform. Since a lot of our exercise #prescription centers around #resistance #training and a personalized #progressive #workload in one's #cardiovascular training, I wanted to up my #analysis game, by being able to measure a person's #biomechanics while they are moving. Even as recently as 12 years ago when I first started my degree, a moving #biomechanical analysis involved a special lab, with a bunch of motion capture balls attached to someone, and having 2-3 cameras capturing all this data, and uploaded to special computers to interpret the information. These #labs are expensive, and they still exist for research purposes.
Today, I have a free app for my smartphone that lets me draw angles. The angles do not even need to be 100% precise, as I want to be able to show others these drawings, so they can see major deviations in #form, or in their #gait.
The first picture of me #trail #running shows how my leg is directly underneath my hip. No lateral deviation.
The second and third pictures of some #deadlifts I did today: after seeing the first picture, it felt like I wasn't finishing my deadlift with my shoulders completely retracted. My third picture (my second set of deadlifts) shows that I was able to get my shoulders retracted a little bit more, as now my olecranon and acromioclavicular joint are vertically stacked.
This is the kind of analysis I wanted for myself and for my clients. A picture is more meaningful than "pull your shoulders back" or "your knees collapse inward as you're running". Bad #angles LOOK painful, and they often are!! Let's work together to make #movement fun, again!! 😁
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